J_RaD - 3:48 pm on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
That would explain the quirkyness of authenticating with all the attached hardware.
Setting up just a simple domain contorller would sort it out.
OR just keep most of your data centralized in 1 or 2 places to prevent having to auth with a bunch of other clients. Map the drives tell it to remember the passwords and reconnect at login. Make sure all the 7 computers are all set for the (work) network mode so the firewall drops its guard more.
I do have another theroy too...i'll test and report back!
dell 3130 laser. every time ip switches on network printer, we have to reinstall drivers.
hp8500 again, drops printer when printer ip changes.
why arn't your printers static? The driver gets mapped to an IP, when the printer isn't there anymore..... If for some reason you can't static IP your printers when you install them do it manually, then (add local) then create a new port (standard TCP/IP) then when the printer changes you just got into the properties and edit the port to the new IP.